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Looking to adopt a child and unable to conceive a child of their own, the Morrison's lives are turned upside down when a 7 year old boy unexpectedly shows up on their doorstep.

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Cast

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Zooey
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Alec
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Eli
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Mr. Potts
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Diane
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Mrs. Lange
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Tom Jenkins
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Sarah
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Jim
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Samuel
Audrey Newman ...
Audrey
Dan Mersh ...
Bank Manager
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Jane
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John Burns
Haruka Kuroda ...
Translator
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Doctor IV Clinic
Nish Nathwani ...
Taxi Driver
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Japanese Man
Geoffrey Beevers ...
Man in Suit
Esme Folley ...
Receptionist
Robert Morgan ...
Mr. Carter
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Mother, bookstore
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June
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Legoland Worker
Helen Anderson ...
Headmistress
Ella-Pearl Marshall-Pinder ...
Little Girl
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Doctor
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Delivery Man
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Tsion Habte ...
Young Girl

Directed by

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Jonathan Newman

Written by (WGA)

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Jonathan Newman ... (written by)

Produced by

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Hale Coughlin ... executive producer
Alice Dawson ... co-producer
David Mutch ... executive producer
Deepak Nayar ... producer

Music by

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Mark Thomas

Cinematography by

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Dirk Nel ... director of photography

Film Editing by

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Eddie Hamilton

Editorial Department

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Mike Andrews ... digital intermediate technician
Siobhan Boyes ... post-production coordinator
Len Brown ... film consultant
Michelle Cort ... digital intermediate film technician
Tim Drewett ... digital intermediate technician
Matt James ... digital film supervisor
Francois Kamffer ... digital intermediate technician (as François Kamffer)
Steve Knight ... digital intermediate technician
Des Murray ... on-line editor
Jana Novosad ... digital intermediate technician (as Jana Novasad)
Andy Richards ... operations manager
Gary Scullion ... assistant editor
Gareth Spensley ... senior colourist
Gemma Townsend ... digital intermediate technician (as Gemma Parr)
Jamie Welsh ... digital intermediate technician
Justin Lanchbury ... digital intermediate film consultant (uncredited)

Casting By

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Suzanne Smith

Production Design by

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James Lewis

Art Direction by

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Hauke Richter

Set Decoration by

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Debbie Moles

Costume Design by

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Annie Hardinge

Makeup Department

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Kirstin Chalmers ... make-up and hair designer
Charlotte Haill ... make-up and hair assistant
Laura Lilley ... makeup artist / hair stylist (uncredited)

Production Management

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Katie Shahrokh ... post-production manager
Emma Zee ... post-production supervisor
Bobby Prince ... unit manager (uncredited)

Second Unit Director or Assistant Director

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Ben Harrison ... second assistant director
Olly Robinson ... first assistant director
Andrew Vanneck ... third assistant director

Art Department

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Joshua Ashmore ... construction
Alex Baily ... standby art director
Graham Baker ... standby rigger
Stefano Ferrara ... construction assistant
Josh Jones ... stand-by carpenter
Jon Lewis ... production buyer (as Jonathan Lewis)
Daniel Moss ... painter / plasterer
Luke Moss ... head scenic artist
Antony Parnell ... dressing props
Francesca Payne ... assistant art director
Lewis Peake ... construction
Simon Pickup ... construction manager
Steve Register ... property master
Paul Roe ... construction
Terry Royce ... standby props
Richard Symons ... painter
Theo White ... painter
D. Dominic Devine ... construction supervisor (uncredited)
Gemma Louise Etherington ... props daily (uncredited)
Jamie Alan Houston ... props (uncredited)
Wolfgang Osterholzer ... head carpenter (uncredited)
Steve Scott ... props (uncredited)

Sound Department

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Paula Boram ... foley artist
Ricky Butt ... foley artist
Sergio Da Cruz ... adr recording: Kwazi Mojo Media
Simon Epstein ... foley mixer
Marc Hope ... foley editor
Richard Jay ... sound maintenance engineer
Sean Jefferis ... adr recording: Kwazi Mojo Media
Arran Mahoney ... effects editor
Stefano Marchetti ... adr recording: Molinare
Keith Marriner ... supervising sound editor
Michael Miller ... adr recording: POP Sound
Joe Price ... sound trainee
Billy Quinn ... sound recordist
Alun Richards ... adr recording: Kwazi Mojo Media
Nigel Squibbs ... re-recording mixer
Richard Williams ... foley editor
Joe Price ... second boom operator (uncredited)
Brian Seagrave ... audio post-conform (uncredited)
Tim Surrey ... second unit sound mixer (uncredited)

Visual Effects by

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Fawnda Denham ... visual effects line producer
Paul Dray ... laboratory coordinator
Rick McMahon ... compositor (as Ricky McMahon)
Collette Nunes ... visual effects editor
Zissis Papatzikis ... compositor
Liam Tully ... visual effects coordinator
Sal Umerji ... visual effects producer
Anthony Webb ... compositor
Anthony Wonsoff ... visual effects artist (uncredited)

Stunts

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Stephanie Carey ... stunt performer: Zooey
Gary Connery ... stunt coordinator
William Willoughby ... stunt performer: Alec (as Will Willoughby)

Camera and Electrical Department

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Ben Brown ... camera trainee
Peter Byrne ... first assistant camera
Abigail Catto ... second assistant camera (as Abi Catto)
Woody Gregson ... second assistant camera
Steve Kitchen ... rigging gaffer
Jody Knight ... grip
Yuri Krylov ... video playback
Adrian Mackay ... electrician
Andrew Nolan ... electrician
Andrew Purdy ... electrician
Pat Sweeney ... gaffer
Tom Unwin ... assistant grip
Susanna Wyatt ... still photographer
Rob Hart ... steadicam/b camera operator (uncredited)
Stephen Price ... phantom hd technician (uncredited)
Peter Wignall ... additional photography (uncredited)

Casting Department

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Amy Byers ... casting assistant
Heidi Levitt ... casting consultant: USA

Costume and Wardrobe Department

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Kate Baldwin ... costume trainee
Georgina Curtis ... costume assistant
Philip Lester ... assistant costume (as Phil Lester)
Holly Smart ... costume assistant
Gabrielle Spanswick ... assistant costume designer

Location Management

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Joel Holmes ... location manager
Adrian Hubbard ... location assistant
Michelle Pianca ... location scout

Music Department

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Darrell Alexander ... score coordinator
Pavel Belousek ... soloist: cello
Petra Benesova ... soloist: flute
Svatopluk Cech ... soloist: bassoon
The City of Prague Philharmonic Orchestra ... music performed by
James Fitzpatrick ... score producer
Jan Holzner ... orchestra recording engineer
Michael Hradisky ... assistant engineer (as Mikael Hradisky)
Alex Hustoles ... soloist: clarinet (as Ales Hustoles)
Petr Matejak ... concert master
John Parricelli ... soloist: guitar
Frantisek Pok ... soloist: french horn
Mark Thomas ... conductor / orchestrator
Rosanna Thomas ... vocal soloist
Lumír Vanék ... soloist: bassoon (as Lumir Vaney)
Stanja Vomockava ... assistant to the composer (as Stanja Vomackova)

Transportation Department

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Mike Beaven ... unit driver
John Doran ... unit driver
Jim McGleish ... unit driver (as James Mcgleish)
Micky Watts ... minibus driver (as Mickey Watts)

Other crew

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Carrie-Ann Banner ... production coordinator (as Carrie Banner)
Nik Bower ... head of film services: Ingenious Films Limited
Lauren Cox ... production executive
John Crane ... toys provided by
Rebecca Dix ... unit publicist: Public Eye
Katherine Evans ... production assistant
Stephen Fuss ... commercial affairs: Ingenious Films Limited
Liz Green ... post-production script: Film and Tape Transcription Services
Sarah Hammond ... unit publicist: Public Eye
Katherine Hook ... tutor
Georgia Hume ... production runner
Diana Lander ... unit nurse
Nick Luddington ... utility stand-in (as Nicholas Luddington)
Natalie Maloy ... utility stand-in
Amy Mobley ... assistant coordinator
Daniel Nixon ... assistant accountant
Sandra Nixon ... production accountant
Helene Oosthuizen ... script supervisor
Dan Paling ... stand-in: Eli
Joe Payne ... floor runner (as Joseph Payne)
Soumya Sundaresh ... assistant: Deepak Nayar
Graham Walters ... caterer: craft service
Lesley Wise ... legal and business affairs: Ingenious Films Limited
Gaurav Kodesia ... floor runner (uncredited)
Fumie Suzuki Lancaster ... international sales (uncredited)
Albert Sharpe ... epk: producer/director (uncredited)
Ashley Stowell ... on-set medic (uncredited)
Graham Walters ... craft service (uncredited)

Thanks

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Eliane Banda ... the producers wish to thank
Simon Bateman ... the producers wish to thank
Walker Books ... the producers wish to thank
Matt Bounsal ... the producers wish to thank
Ian Daniell ... the producers wish to thank
Rob Hall ... the producers wish to thank
Richard Haynes ... the producers wish to thank
Rupert Hollier ... the producers wish to thank
Tim Hollier ... the producers wish to thank
Jackie Hurt ... the producers wish to thank
Laura Lyons ... the producers wish to thank
Gautam Mahipal ... the producers wish to thank
Raj Malde ... the producers wish to thank
Sirish Malde ... the producers wish to thank
Tariq Mirza ... the producers wish to thank
Mary Nayar ... the producers wish to thank
Bharti Padharia ... the producers wish to thank
Olga Rabasso ... the producers wish to thank
Ashok Shah ... the producers wish to thank
A.K. Sharma ... the producers wish to thank
Anand Tewari ... the producers wish to thank
Ben Wilkinson ... the producers wish to thank

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Storyline

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Plot Summary

Zooey and Alec Morrison are a married couple who are struggling to bridge the painful gap that is developing between them. Unable to conceive, the Morrisons await confirmation of a child to foster. One day, a seven years old boy who calls himself Eli appears on their doorstep quite mysteriously, explaining the foster agency has sent him. The boy is old beyond his years and it becomes apparent that he is the listening ear amongst the couple's marriage breakdown. Eli offers moral support and idealistic suggestions to his foster parents on how to repair and re-kindle their love for each other. The couple begin to rebuild their foundations at home, at work and emotionally until they find the love they once had for each other. But all may not be as it seems... Written by Anonymous

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Taglines Miracles can come true See more »
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Also Known As
  • Angel in the House (United States)
  • Christmas Angel in the House (United States)
  • Un cadeau inattendu (France)
  • Hogar de acogida (Spain)
  • Como caído del cielo (Argentina)
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  • 90 min
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Did You Know?

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Trivia Being shown on Netflix as " Christmas Angel in the House" See more »
Goofs Eli: "It's Chopin, the preludes, particularly melodic." (While playing, actually, Nocturne in F Major op. 15 n° 1.) See more »
Movie Connections Spun-off from Foster (2005). See more »
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Quotes Mr Potts: For what it's worth, here's what I know. We, and by we I mean humans, for some reason we find it hard to let go of the past. I'm not saying there's no place for memories. What I'm saying is you can't live today in the past because then your future will look just the same as it did yesterday. You can't live in the future either because then today will pass you by. The only way to be truly happy is to connect with the present, connect with the moment.
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